Cycling Perthshire August 2016

 

 

In no particular order here are some photos from our cycling holiday this year. We were very fortunate with the weather: forecast to be bad, we didn’t get rained upon at all! However, it was a little windy at times…

 

We set out from home on a mild but overcast day…

 

As ever, we choose our routes to minimise traffic…

 

At the end of the first day the sun finally came out…

 

Our second day takes us through Dunkeld, along the River Tay…

 

We arrive at our second nights accommodation at Aberfeldy just as the clouds come down…

 

Dull, but clearly not without a sense of humour!

 

The heather was in full bloom, and the aroma was fabulous!

 

Loch Rannoch in sunshine…

 

As our third day approaches the end we are bathed in sunshine, but it is windy!

 

One of the most remote hotels in Scotland: Moor of Rannoch hotel…

 

Rannoch railway station is both a working station and a museum…

 

Our next day is the hardest cycling day of the holiday: from Rannoch Station to Pitlochry…

 

Overcast and a little cold, we need to wrap-up for the cycling…

 

At Pitlochry we spent the night at our favourite hotel Knockendarroch…

 

The next day was fabulous weather!

 

Not a cloud in the sky, just vapour trails and the moon…

 

Blue sky, heather moorland and quiet roads, what more could you want!

 

We spent the night at Dalmunzie ‘Castle’ Hotel: the staff were good, but the ‘castle’ was most disappointing; we’ll not be back…

 

The weather turned cool again on our cycling day to Alyth…

 

The Lands of Loyal Hotel did not disappoint: the contrast with the previous night could not be more pointed.

On a price -v- quality basis, Lands of Loyal is very hard to beat…

 

From Alyth we cycled to Ines’ where we spent the night…

 

Our last day’s cycling was an easy 25-miles taking us along the ‘Silvery Tay’

 

And finally home: another great holiday on two wheels:

250-miles with 19500ft of ascent.

 

 

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